Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Monday through Sunday at 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Rule 62) at 434 S. Beeline Highway Suite A, Payson; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. (Back to Basics) at St. Philips Church, 511 St. Philips St. (Knights of Columbus room, side building); Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Men’s Step House, 107 E. Airline Blvd., Payson; and Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. (Living Sober), 408 W. Main St., Suite 11 (rear entrance). An AA UNITY meeting takes place at 6 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. every second Saturday at 600 E. Highway 260, #14. There is handicap access.
For more information, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit www.paysonaa.com.
Payson Lioness Club
The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.
Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend.
The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will meet Saturday, Jan. 18. Guest speakers Steve and Lois Hirst will discuss Earlier Days in Havasupai Country, 1900 - 1970.
The Hirsts made their home in Havasu Canyon, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, for 11 years. Steve has authored several books, including the award winning I Am the Grand Canyon.
The meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy Street, Payson. The program begins at 10 a.m. The group meets the third Saturday of each month. Any residents and visitors with an interest in the prehistory of the Southwest are always welcome.
Library Friends of Payson host Pitterle
The Library Friends of Payson will host Bill Pitterle, commander of the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue Squad, at its 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20 program. Pitterle will speak about the mission and experiences of the local rescue team. The squad includes high-angle rope rescue specialists, emergency medical technicians, swift water rescue teams and trackers who respond to emergencies in the wilderness. These dedicated volunteers respond to about 30 to 50 calls per year, day or night, when summoned by the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. The meeting is held in the library meeting room, it starts with a short business meeting at 10 a.m., and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free program. The library will be closed for Martin Luther King Day, so please enter at the side meeting door. There will be signs on the doors to direct you to the meeting room. For questions, please call the library at (928) 474-9260.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.
There are no fees or dues. The only membership requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.
Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362; Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.
The Payson Flying Club will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson. For details, call Bob Giarraputo at (928) 474-9482.
Scouting adventures await boys ages 7 to 18 with Pack 7354. While the group meets at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, it is nondenominational and provides a true scouting experience with lots of outdoor activities and the opportunity to learn skills. Both the Pack and Troop meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. For details, call (928) 950-4576.
Payson Amnesty International
Amnesty International is one of the largest and oldest grass roots human rights organizations in the world. Through letter writing, petitioning and human rights actions, members shine a light on human rights in our community and throughout the world. Join the local Amnesty International Chapter from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 Easy St. as members celebrate a year of human rights successes and plan for a new year of human rights actions and events. For more information call Penny at (928) 978-1268.
Order of the Eastern Star
The Ponderosa Chapter #64 O.E.S. meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Rd., Payson.
A potluck dinner is held at 5:30 at the second meeting of the month.
All Eastern Star members are invited. Ladies with any Masonic family affiliation are encouraged to join the group.
In addition to the meetings, the ladies gather at 10 a.m. every Wednesday for a fun game of canasta.
For more information, contact Lois Miller, secretary, at (928) 474-0521.
Financial coffee club
Learn about the market with a free cup of coffee at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Dimi Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson. Discussing current events, the economy and investing in a relaxed, informal setting is a great way to get to know each other. Call today to reserve a space for yourself and a guest, (928) 468-1470. Hosted by Chris Walsh, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, member SIPC.
Friendship Bible Class
Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim. All women in the community are invited. For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.
The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.
For more information, go online to www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
International Police Association
The International Police Association (I.P.A. Region 61 Northern AZ) meets for breakfast at Mazatzal Casino Restaurant at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. All honorably retired law enforcement and active law enforcement personnel are welcome.
For more information, call Michelle Dyer at (928) 970-0247 or go online to www.ip_usa.org.
Travel plans are being made for a trip to Mesquite’s Fifth Annual BransonFest Out West, Feb. 3-6. The cost is $350 per person, double occupancy and $450 per person, single.
Call the Senior Circle, (928) 472-9290, to make a reservation soon.
The Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle’s next Lunch and Learn is on neuropathy and nerve pain, presented by Dr. Kristi Gill at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Make a reservation 48 hours in advance by calling (928) 472-9290. The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.
Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Jan. 14 were: Mary Kemp, first; Carol Blann, second; Kay Hutchinson, third.
Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 East Tyler Pkwy., Payson. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.